CONVENTION AT TROY, N. Y.
The committee having the coming annual state convention of New York firemen in charge has completed preliminary arrangements and has given out the results of its work so far.
The convention will be held four days, beginning Tuesday, August 30th at 13 o’clock. In the forenoon of the first day the reception committee will receive the delegates and at noon a band concert will be given at the City Hall. Mayor Molloy will welcome the visitors with a speech and President Schlosser of the State Firemen’s Association will respond. General business will then be transacted and in the evening a reception will be given in each of the steamer houses.
The convention will open Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock and will continue until noon. After dinner the delegates will be taken to Hudson on a chartered steamer, and will be received by the fire department there. They will visit the Firemen’s Home and’other places of interest, and will return in time to participate in the torchlight parade to be given in the evening. This will be one of the pleasing features of the convention. All the companies of Troy, Green Island, West Troy, Langsingburgli and Cohoes will take part.
The tournament will take place the third day in Rensselaer park and Young’s grove. There will be drills, hose races and any other number of contests. Interesting band concerts will be given at various points in the eity. One will be given at the City Hall and others on Franklin and Washington squares. General business will Je transacted in the forenoon.
Friday will be the last day and considerable business will be transacted. The general parade will take place in the afternoon, and it is safe to say that it will be the finesbever witnessed in this vicinity.
Those who attended last year do not need to be told of the cordiality of Trojan hospitality. Those who go this year for the first time may rest assured that they will enjoy it more than any other similar meeting they ever attended.